Nigeria v Egypt live stream, Tuesday 11 January, 4.00pm GMT
Two of Africa’s most successful sides go head-to-head when Nigeria face Egypt in a mouth-watering opening match of Group D at the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday.
The Egyptians are the most successful side in the history of the competition with seven wins, most recently in 2010.
Nigeria, meanwhile, have lifted the crown three times, but their last triumph came in 2013.
The two big guns are favourites to progress from their group ahead of Sudan and Guinea-Bissau, and their clash in Garoua may well decide who finishes on top.
Mohamed Salah is the stand-out star for an Egypt side led by former Manchester United (opens in new tab) assistant manager Carlos Queiroz, and the in-form winger will be crucial to the Pharaohs' hopes of an eighth title.
The Liverpool (opens in new tab) forward and his team-mates have a point to prove after the disappointment of a Round of 16 exit to South Africa on home turf in the 2019 edition.
Nigeria finished third in 2019, but their preparations for this year’s event have been chaotic after long-serving manager Gernot Rohr was sacked less than a month before their opening game.
The Super Eagles will be without their star attackers, as Napoli’s Victor Osimhen dropped out following a positive Covid-19 test and Watford’s Emmanuel Dennis opted to stay at his club.
Kick-off is at 4.00pm GMT on Tuesday 11 January, and UK viewers can watch live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football (opens in new tab). See below for international broadcast options.
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